Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 5 cornered terrorist

Turkish security forces on Saturday "neutralized" five PKK terrorists who were cornered earlier today in the eastern Tunceli province, the Interior Ministry said.

"As part of homeland security operations, 5 female terrorists were neutralized with their weapons in an operation launched by the Gendarmerie Special Operations Forces in a cave in the Kutu Deresi area of Tunceli," the ministry announced in a tweet.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

The cornered terrorists were being followed for a long time, Suleyman Soylu told a meeting in Istanbul earlier today.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including many women and children.

Source: Anadolu Agency